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Do you need managed WordPress hosting?

Do you know the difference between regular WordPress hosting and managed WordPress hosting? Managed costs more - why? And do you really need to pay for those extras? What exactly ARE those extras? Learn about the pros and cons of managed WordPress hosting as well as details about shared hosting vs. VPS and make an informed choice.

What is managed WordPress hosting?

Every website host is responsible for maintaining the server, which is the physical home of your website, but that doesn’t mean they are providing managed website hosting. Managed website hosting means that the host takes care of all your website’s technical needs. If you’re just paying for website hosting, without any management specified in the price, you’re likely just getting unmanaged hosting. Learn about the difference!

With or without WWW – which website address is better for SEO in WordPress

As a user, you can reach a website just by typing the web address, and it makes no difference whether or not you put www. at the beginning. So a lot of our customers ask us if it matters whether they use it or not. What’s the difference and which is best for you? Find out here.

How to protect your posts or pages with a password

Looking for a way to publish content on your WordPress blog that’s only visible to certain people, instead of sharing every single post with the whole world? We’ve got you covered.

The Complete WordPress Security Guide Part 1

Every website owner’s biggest concern is securing a managed WordPress hosting website. In this series, we’ll walk you through the best maintenance and security advice for securing your managed WordPress hosting website from secure themes and plugins to passwords and permission management.

The Complete WordPress Security Guide Part 2

Part 1 of this security-based miniseries discussed the vital foundations that you need to lay to set up a secure website, but it doesn’t end there. Part 2 discusses tips to help you to keep your WordPress site secure long-term from updating non-active plugins and themes to preventing and blocking bad bots.

uPress Provides a Safer, More Secure Internet with SSL Certificates - at No Extra Cost

How can you increase security for your eCommerce site? Since credit card fraud is so common, you need to find ways to reassure your customers that it’s safe to buy from you. Learn how to use a (free!) SSL certificate to ensure security and confidence.

Why is it important to use the latest version of WordPress? Part 1

Every time a new WordPress version is released, our customers ask us if they should update their theme. Is it safe? What are the pros and cons of updating to the latest version? Learn about the potential effects of an update on your security, features and performance.

Why is it important to use the latest version of WordPress? Part 2

The first post in this series talked about the pros and cons of updating to new versions. Once you’ve decided to update, you need a step-by-step guide to doing so. Find it right here.

How to Install WordPress using the uPress Admin Panel

If you’re building your own website on the WordPress content management platform, you might be feeling a little nervous about how to get started. Don’t worry! We’re here with this non-scary guide that will take you through each step of building a new WordPress content management site.

How to force WordPress to check for updates

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” doesn’t fly here. Yes, you have to update your plugins, because if you don’t, you are vulnerable to cyberattacks, and ain’t nobody got time for that. This is a quick, easy guide to “force” your website to update regularly.

How to Change Date and Time Formats in WordPress

Are you doing business internationally? Or perhaps you’re in a location that requires a 24-hour clock (many European and Middle Eastern cultures write in “army time” - like “Meeting at 18:00”.) If that’s the case with your target audience, you need to meet them where they are in the language and format they’re used to. Learn how to change the time zone if you’re targeting users in a specific location, or adapt the date and month to match local customs.

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Top 10 WordPress Security Vulnerabilities - and How to Protect Your Site

WordPress sites can be highly secure, as long as you take steps to prevent, address, or otherwise mitigate security vulnerabilities. Here's the skinny on how to keep your WordPress site updated, patched, and protected against cyber threats. We'll review 10 of the main WordPress security vulnerabilities that hackers could target to break into your website, and suggest ways to strengthen them and close the wormholes.

How to Fix a Slow First Page Load on a WordPress Site

When WordPress is slow to load the first page, it can spell death to web traffic. But WordPress sites can be notoriously heavy and slow to load, thanks to all the plugins, themes, unnecessary CSS, etc. Nobody wants to wait, so how do you fix a sluggish first page load? Here are 7 fixes that you can implement today.

How do I Backup My WordPress Site Without Plugins

Because sites crash for many reasons including security breaches, serious system failures, or human error, WordPress backups are an essential part of site maintenance. A backup enables you to restore your compromised website to full functionality. Should you use a backup plugin? Find out here.

How Do I Update a WordPress Plugin Without Losing Customization?

86% of WordPress sites hacked are due to an outdated WordPress install, plugin, or theme. But users often resist updating their sites as updates can cut off plugins, extensions, and templates that aren’t using the best practices and coding standards. So how do you maintain your precious customization while adhering to update standards? Find out here.

The Complete WordPress Security Guide Part 3

Ready for the big guns? Parts 1 and 2 of this security-based miniseries walked you through what needs to be done and how to do it. Part 3 is advanced information for developers and WordPress admin experts to build and maintain secure WordPress sites.

The uPress Site Migration Tool

Our smooth, user-friendly Auto Migration Tool automates WordPress migration to make it friction-free. This user-friendly guide will teach you how to migrate your site in 1,2,3, go!

Migrate WordPress Website from Previous Host

Ready to move to uPress? This user-friendly guide will teach you how to migrate your site with our Auto Migration Tool - you can complete the process and be up and running in 24 hours!

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